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Get Lit Salon Series

Spirited conversation. Literary culture.

Inspired by 17th century salons, Get Lit is a night of spirited conversation and literary culture every first Thursday at Valley Bar in the Reading Room (130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Salons are hosted by local writers, professors, or other members of the community, who speak for three to five minutes on a topic of their choice before opening up the conversation to the room. Attendance is limited to 24 guests in order for everyone to be able to speak. Guests must be 18 or older. Everyone is welcome. All salons are free. 

To learn more about Get Lit, you can view upcoming salons below or learn more about Get Lit. You can also meet this month's host or view past salons

Have something you'd like talk about? Know someone who does? Nominate yourself or someone else to host today!

This Month's Salon

Breaking News with Rosemarie Dombrowski
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

What does radical publishing look like in the age of digital media? What kind of power lies in polemic? How can literature function as reportage? What is the social responsibility of literature? Does it have one? Who says? Is there anyone or anything that doesn’t have some kind of social responsibility?